my dream dressing room!

Hi

I hope you are all doing well. I was given an interesting challenge by one of the leading companies in furniture to create a mood board for my dream dressing room. Now most of you must be seeing mood boards everywhere but honestly I never knew how hard it was doing one on the computer considering I am not so tech savvy. That was until I discovered Morpholio, his app which I randomly came across on Instagram saved my life!!! It’s so easy to use and you can do so much on just the free app, although I’m sure for high tech guys, you might need to upgrade!!

Moving on to why we are here, I have tried to come up with one mood board that would define my dream dressing room, although I felt I should have 2! Despite many people wanting grand rooms, I am more of a cozy functional room kind of person. I prefer rooms that have exactly what you need without creating too much space for unnecessary clutter. I’d rather have a larger bedroom than changing room!

With that said, I would want a room that can fit a walk in closet, a chaise chair and a long standing mirror! Simple and practical.

Getting into the details, living in Kenya, we all know it can get dusty at times, therefore the fantasy open closets you see are not really my preference. As shown on the mood board, I would aim for closets with sliding doors ( to save on space ) plus keep my things protected. The sliding doors with glass panels give the same feeling of openness to the room achieved with open shelving. If you notice, I went for a natural wood look which I love, gives character and class to any room.

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A large enough dressing room should have a seat, for changing shoes among other things, and my perfect lounge seat would be a chaise seat in tufted fabric! Goes beautifully with the rich wooden look of our wardrobes and adds to the overall elegance. Throw in a nice cushion and place a throw on the edge and you have yourself the perfect relaxation spot too. Add a side table and you’re done.

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Third on the list is a long mirror and instead of going for the contemporary mirror on the walls, I decided a standing vintage looking mirror would be perfect, makes you feel like Cinderella!

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The lighting I chose is not a chandelier but Pendant light, its minimalistic compared to a chandelier but yet gives off a statement. The gold of the brass goes beautifully with our rich decor!
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Last but not least, the handmade Moroccan rug brings in the whole room together adding warmth and bringing in some culture into the whole room.
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If you notice I didn’t talk about the island most dressing rooms have these days, that’s because in my opinion, they take up too much space and give off such a kitchen look!

So there you have it guys, my dream dressing room!


As always, feel free to share your ideas and pictures below.

Back soon;

Salwa 🙂

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3 easy ways to decorate your kitchen wall!

Hi everyone, so finally got time to write this post. This is the last post as a response to one of my Instagram followers, who asked me to share ideas on how to decorate a kitchen wall. We all know food brings people closer together and it’s not shocking finding that the kitchen or dining area is always a busy place. Despite this, kitchen spaces are always forgotten when decorating. So below I show you 3 easy ways to decorate your kitchen walls.

  1. Shelves – I have said it before, I LOVE SHELVING! Put up a few layers on your wall with nice detailed hooks and you immediately transform your kitchen. These shelves can have anything on them from decor, books or your favourite crockery!

 

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  1. Framing- frame up anything from art pieces to kitchen oriented pictures or family portraits! An easy DIY project would be to take pictures or literature from old books and place them in your frames! It adds character and definitely a conversation starter!

Another option is to frame cutlery! We all have a lonely spoon or fork left from an old set. This is a great way to upcycle!

Family pictures are also a great way to add personality and make the area feel warm! My suggestion would be to place random, fun and easy family pictures as opposed to pictures!

 

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  1. Plates and pottery- this is an amazing way to spruce up your kitchen wall! I particularly love the traditional Turkish plates; they are mostly handmade and slightly expensive but definitely worth it.

Another way is to hang pots and pans, the best here are the traditional brass ones. These will definitely give your kitchen that chic boutique hotel look in an instant.

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There you go guys, easy,  simple and perfect ways to use up some of what you already have in your homes! Have fun decorating and as always, like comment and share your pictures and ideas with us!

Back soon,

Salwa 🙂